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The lesson of Christ's BaptismFather Steve Grunow

Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and it is with this awe-filled liturgy that the three great revelations or "theophanies" of the Christmas season are brought to stunning ...

Dispelling the darkness of September 11th Father Steve Grunow

"Suddenly summoned to witness something great and horrendous, we keep fighting not to reduce it to our own smallness..." These are the words of the writer, the late John Updike, as he described September ...

The Mystery of Mary, the Mother of GodFather Steve Grunow

Sunday (Jan. 1), while much of the world marks the new beginning of the calendar year, the Church will commemorate the great solemnity of the Mother of God. What does this mean? That the Blessed Virgin ...